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Cynthia Jele

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Commonwealth Prize final programme 2011 at this year’s Sydney Writers Festival

Detailed account of what went down in this year’s Commonwealth Prize final programme in Sydney, courtesy¬†of Craig Cliff, Best First Book Winner 2011.

It was a complete blast. Enjoy.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    June 9th, 2011 @15:46 #

    Thanks for the link, Cynthia! I enjoyed every word, had great fun comparing these notes with my experiences last year as Hanger-On in Delhi. It seems one thing the two programmes had in common was hours of authors trapped in traffic! Liked the pics of you. Please let us have your own impressions! (Include detailed descriptions of David Mitchell -- what he wore, what he said, what he ate...)

    PS: Congratulations on the M-Net shortlist. Very very pleased for you. Happiness is really making waves.

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Nozizwe Cynthia</a>
    Nozizwe Cynthia
    June 10th, 2011 @11:06 #

    I know about the excruciating hours in traffic in India because Muneeza, one of the judges, kept on saying "This is nothing compared to India!" I promised myself that I would report on the event everyday but there was no time, I don't know how Craig managed all those words (but then again, once he set himself a goal of writing one millions words in one year - I think he to around 800,000). One of these days I guess I will do a summary of the events. On David Mitchell, charming as ever and laid-back :-)

    Thanks, I hope they do turn Happines into a movie or series or something :-)


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